Joy – such a little word, so much impact. I believe that we should seek out, or create, Joy whenever possible; And, that settling for momentary pleasures, rather than cultivating true moments of Joy, is simply short changing ourselves.
Here’s a list of just 5 things that bring me joy, I have cultivated the list so that when I find myself needing a boost I can create a moment of Joy. Years ago I realized that focusing on negatives didn’t change them, it just brought me down, I was a single mom struggling to work a full-time job and care for aging/ailing parents – I had enough stress I didn’t need to create more. So, I chose to change the way I thought because it was the only thing I could change in the situation, so I worked to teach myself to look for feelings of joy throughout my day. It was really about just being grateful for being alive, and finding joy in living. Like many things in life it takes practice to become a skill that you’re good at and sometimes I forget the habit and have to remind myself to seek joy – I’ve found that it’s totally worth the effort.
If you trap yourself within the rigid bonds of stress, disappointment, dissatisfaction, or unhappiness, you loose opportunities to experience change, growth, and the Joy that is the process of life. Make a choice, free yourself, open yourself up to new ideas, situations, and feelings. Listen to your own heart speak to you.
The known is a prison.
It is the unknown that is the
field of pure potentiality.
– Deepak Chopra
I believe we should strive to seek out Joy every single day. If you make a habit of looking for joy, you’ll begin to experience it more and more. So tell me what brings you Joy?